The film industry in Egypt is witnessing fierce competition recently, as films compete for the top spot at the box office, which made filmmakers resort to the use of international stars who enjoy great fame outside Egypt, to participate in films, with the aim of achieving strong publicity and thus attracting the public’s attention to their artwork, which ensures that their films are ranked first and achieve the highest revenues.
In the following report, we review with you some of the most famous films starring a group of international actors and sports stars.
Yujiro Ishihara - "On the Banks of the Nile" movie
Japanese actor and singer Yujiro Ishihara co-starred in the movie “On the Banks of the Nile” with Shadia, as the movie was filmed between Egypt and Japan. “Yujiro” plays the son of a businessman who travels from Japan on a world tour. At Beirut airport, his suitcase is swapped for an international gangster, and he is chased by the police. He discovers that the bag contains a talisman that determines the date of the revolution in Iran. When he arrives in Cairo, he gets to know Laila, a singer in a nightclub and a member of a national movement. Together, they try to decipher the talisman and reach the meeting place of the criminals, and the police intervene to arrest the gang.
On the Banks of the Nile, 1963. It stars Shadia, Kamal El-Shennawy and Hassan Youssef, written by Nobuo Yawa and directed by Konakahira.
Cate Blanchett - "The Crab” Movie
Australian actress “Cate Blanchett” is one of the most famous international artists who appeared in Egyptian films, at the beginning of her art life, when she was on a visit to Egypt when she was 18 years old. Due to her need for money, someone offered her to play the extravagant role in the movie “Caboria” with the artist Ahmed Zaki, for a fee of 5 pounds and free falafel sandwiches. “Cate Blanchett” appeared in more than one scene in the film, as she embodied the character of a blonde American girl who encouraged the young boxer “Hassan Hodhud” during a boxing match, and also participated in dancing in the movie’s main song.
The movie “Caporia” was produced in 1990. It is starring Ahmed Zaki, Raghda and Hussein Al-Imam, written by Essam Al-Shamaa and directed by Khairy Bishara.
Kamala - "The Great Bean of China"
Thai actress “Kamala” participated in the movie “The Great Bean of China” with artist Mohamed Henedy. She played the character of “Li” the Chinese girl who is fluent in Arabic, who is appointed to work as a translator for the Egyptian young man, “Mohi Al-Sharqawi” while he is in China to participate in a cooking competition. She and her family help him get rid of a dangerous gang that wants to kill him.
The Great Bean of China is a 2004 film. It is starring Mohamed Henedy, Sami Sarhan, Suhair Al-Baroni, Hajjaj Abdel Azim, and a script and dialogue by Ahmed Abdullah, and a story and directed by Sherif Arafa.
Cosimo Fusco - "Atalia's War"
Italian actor and director “Cosimo Fusco” appeared in the events of the movie “Italy’s War” with the artist Ahmed El-Sakka. Where he embodies the character of “Franco”, a member of the Italian mafia who enters into a manhunt with “Yassine”, to obtain an antique diamond necklace belonging to the daughter of Khedive Ismail, who went out illegally to Italy.
The movie “Atalia’s War” was produced in 2005. It stars Ahmed El-Sakka, Khaled Saleh, Khaled Abu El-Naga and Nelly Karim, written by Hazem El-Hadidi, and directed by Ahmed Saleh.
David Wenert- “Sorry we are being tormented”
The American actor “David Wennert” appeared in the events of the movie “Sorry, we are being tormented” with the artist Ahmed Adam. He presented the character of US President George Bush, who summoned “Al-Qarmouti” to the White House after he claimed that he had a personal relationship with him. Comic situations in which “Al-Qarmouti” mocked the American president and criticized American policy gathered together.
The movie “Sorry, we are being tormented”, produced in 2005. It stars Ahmed Adam, Amira Al-Aydi, Ahmed Ratib and Alaa Morsi, written by Youssef Maati and directed by Sherif Mandour.
Saki Tsukamoto - "Original Japanese" movie
Japanese actress “Saki Tsukamoto” co-starred in the movie “Original Japanese” with actor Ahmed Eid. And she embodied the role of a Japanese diplomat named “Sakura” who falls in love with the Egyptian young man “Muharram” and marries him and has twin children. Then she asks her husband to return to Japan, but he refuses, so she takes the two children and travels without his knowledge.
The movie “Original Japanese” was produced in 2017. It is starring Ahmed Eid, Hisham Ismail, Mohamed Tharwat and Iman El-Sayed, written by Louay El-Sayed, and directed by Mahmoud Karim.
Scott Adkins - “Karmouz War"
The English actor and martial arts player, “Scott Adkins”, known as “Boyka”, participated in the movie “War of Karmouz” with actor Amir Karara. He played the character of a riotous English officer, who commits inhumane acts, taking advantage of the occupation imposed by the English forces in the Karmouz neighborhood, so his leaders are forced to imprison him alone due to his brutality from his colleagues and with the Egyptians, but with the disobedience of General “Youssef Al-Masry”, his leaders were forced to release the officer The Englishman in order to eliminate the General.
The movie “Karmouz War” was produced in 2018. It is starring Amir Karara, Mahmoud Hamida, Fathi Abdel Wahab, Bayoumi Fouad, Mayan El-Sayed and Ghada Abdel Razek, and written by Mohamed El Sobky, directed by Peter Mimi.
Khaled Argenç - the movie "Casablanca"
Turkish actor “Khaled Ergenç”, who was known to the Arab masses as “Sultan Suleiman” in the famous Turkish series “Harem Al-Sultan”, participated in the movie “Casablanca” with the actor Amir Karara. Despite his appearance as a guest of honor, he presented a pivotal character in the events of the film, as he embodied the character of “Dragon”, a mafia gang member who is looking for a shipment of diamonds stolen from him and wants to take revenge on the thieves at any cost.
The movie “Casablanca”, produced in 2019, starring Amira Karara, Ghada Adel, Iyad Nassar, Amr Abdel-Jalil, Lebleba, Mahmoud Al-Bazzawi, Ahmed Dash and the Turkish Khaled Argenc, written by Hisham Hilal, directed by Peter Mimi.
Mike Tyson and Havepour Julius Bjornson - made an appearance in the movie "Pharaoh's Campaign"
The movie “Pharaoh’s Campaign” featured two international stars in its events, the first is Icelandic athletics champion Haffbor Julius Bjornsson, who is best known for his role as Gregor Clegane in “Game of Thrones”. In the film, he embodies the character of “Frank”, the leader of a child-trafficking gang, who takes advantage of the war in Syria and builds a colony called “Frank’s Suburb”, to imprison the kidnapped children. And with him, “Yahya Pharaoh” enters into a struggle to reach his kidnapped son.
The second is the American boxing champion “Mike Tyson” nicknamed “Iron Man”, who plays the role of “Rick”, one of the mercenaries who were working with “Frank”, but he enters into a big crisis with him after he decided to repent and retract his crimes, and help save kidnapped children.
The movie “Pharaoh’s Campaign” was produced in 2019. It is starring Amr Saad, Ruby, Mahmoud Abdel-Mughni and Ramez Amir, written by Karim Hassan Sharif, and directed by Raouf Abdel Aziz.